ENGL 55.02 Machine Readings: Text Analysis in the Information Age
Library digitization has made millions of books, newspapers, and other printed materials accessible to the public. In this course we will learn how to draw on computational resources to analyze a range of materials, including poetry, novels, science fiction short stories, and personal diaries. We will explore debates about the representation of literary texts as "data" and consider the challenges "machine reading" poses for research in the humanities and how we think about what it means to "read" a text. Through case studies we will reflect critically on the history of the digital humanities (formerly known as humanities computing) and will gain practical experience in text analysis.
Cross Listed Courses
; MATH 5.01; GOVT 19.05
Distributive and/or World Culture
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